Antivirus Security Pro
Antivirus Security Pro is a fake antivirus program which originates from a family of rogues called WinWebSec This program created by Cyber criminals and it’s main goal is to deceive unsuspecting PC users into purchasing its full version. To achieve this illusory objective Antivirus Security Pro mimics a legitimate Antivirus program and pretends to scan your computer for security infections. Notice that this program does not have a virus definition database or a virus scan engine-it uses fake security threat detections and phony security alert pop ups to scare computer users into believing that their operating systems are infected with high risk malware and viruses. After successful penetration this fake software overrides operating system registry and sets itself to run automatically on every system start-up, plus it blocks the execution of installed programs and task manager. In reality none of the security threats that are specified by this fake Antivirus program actually exists on one computer-it is a scam.Download Removal Toolto remove Antivirus
Notice that paying for Antivirus Security Pro would equal to sending one’s money to Cyber criminals – you would loose your money and you would give away your banking information to Cyber criminals, this could lead to further money thefts from one’s banking account. Computer users should not trust this program, in addition nobody must buy the full version-the right way of treating Antivirus Security Pro is it’s removal from one’s computer.
Antivirus Security Pro are distributed using exploit kits that are infiltrating user operating system with found security vulnerabilities in out-dated software. Most common source of exploit kits are infected e-mail messages, drive-by downloads and malicious Web sites. To protect your computer for such rogue programs users should always keep all your installed software up-to-date, also when surfing the Internet be sure to use legitimate Antivirus and anti-spyware programs. Previously discovered fake Antivirus programs that emerged from this family of scoundrels (WinWebSec) were called Attentive Antivirus and System Care Antivirus. If your computer is already infected with Antivirus Security Pro use this removal guide and remove this scam from your PC.
Fake security warning pop-up messages generated by Antivirus Security Pro:
“Windows Security Center: Warning! Suspicious activity detected. Virus activity detected. Attempt to change configuration files are detected. Rootkit incorporation attempt detected. Suitable solution found-Antivirus Security Pro “ Download Removal Toolto remove Antivirus
“Unless Antivirus Security Pro is enabled, some of the current critical threats will not be eliminated and your computer will remain unprotected. Are you sure you want to precede unprotected? “
“Warning! Infected file detected. Suspicious activity detected in the application installation. exe similar to behavior of the virus Win32/Conficker. X For your safety and to prevent loss of data, the operation of the application installation. exe has been temporarily restricted. To reset the application to full operation, you must use the full version of Antivirus Security Pro. Recommended: You use a limited version of Antivirus Security Pro. Please activate Antivirus Security Pro to resist any virus threats effectively “
“Antivirus Security Pro-Threats found when scanning, to keep your computer safe, repair is needed”
“Warning! the site you are trying to view may harm your computer! You current security settings put your computer at risk! Activate Antivirus Security Pro and allow safe web surfing (recommended). Ignore warnings and visit that site is a current state (not recommended) “
“Antivirus Security Pro”-Warning! Suspicious activity detected. To keep your computer safe, the threat must be blocked “
Antivirus Security Pro removal:
Antivirus Security Pro generates fake security warning message when users try to access Internet using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla FireFox. To remove this rogue Antivirus from your computer you will need to download recommended anti-spyware software If your Internet browser is blocked by “Warning! The site you are trying to visit may harm your computer! Your security setting level puts your computer at risk! “ message please click on “Ignore alerts and visit that site in the current state (not recommended)” and continue with the download process.
If you cannot run the remover, try the download alternate installer (It was renamed to iexplore. exe-the majority of fake Antivirus software does not block the execution of files with this name)
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If you can’t access your Internet browsers: Click Start then click Run. (Click Windows logo in Windows 7 and Windows Vista)
In Windows XP, When the Run dialog box appears enter this text: www. pcrisk. com/download-spyware-remover and then press ENTER. In Windows 7 and Windows Vista you can type this line directly into the search field and then press ENTER.
After pressing enter, the File download dialog of recommended anti-spyware software will appear. Click Run and follow the on-screen instructions.
If you still were unable to download the recommended anti-spyware software – Before downloading, enter a retrieved activation key in the activation window of Antivirus Security Pro. Click “Buy full version” button at the bottom of the main window of this fake Antivirus software and enter this key:
Notice that entering this activation key will not remove Antivirus Security Pro-it will make the process less complicated. This fake Antivirus software will stop producing fake security warning messages and will allow the execution of legitimate Antivirus and anti-spyware programs.
Antivirus Security Pro removal with Safe Mode with Networking:
1. Load your computer in Safe Mode with Networking: Click Start, click Shut down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer boot process press F8 key on your keyboard repeatedly until you see Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe mode with networking from the list.
Video showing how to start Windows 7 in “Safe Mode with Networking”:
Windows 8 users: Start Windows 8 is Safe Mode with Networking: Go to Windows 8 Start Screen, type Advanced, in the search results select Settings. Click on Advanced Boot options, in the opened “General PC Settings” window choose Advanced Boot. Click on “Restart now” button. Your computer will now reboot into “Advanced Startup options menu”. Click on the “Troubleshoot” button, then click on “Advanced options” button. In the advanced option screen, click on “Startup settings”. Click on the “Restart” button. Your PC reboot into Startup Settings screen. Press “5″ to boot in Safe Mode with Networking.
Video showing how to start Windows 8 in “Safe Mode with Networking”:
2. Antivirus Security Pro change the system hosts file. It is used to solve some canonical names for Web sites and ip addresses. When it is changed, the user can be redirected to a malicious site still look good URL in the address bar. It is very hard to find out whether the site is real or not, when the host file is modified. To fix this, please download Microsoft FixIt tool, that will restore your hosts file to windows default. Run this tool when downloaded and follow the on-screen instructions. Download link below:Download Removal Toolto remove Antivirus
3. Download and install recommended anti-spyware software to remove this fake Antivirus from your PC.
NOTE: Rogue Antivirus programs can block the download of anti-spyware software, if you cannot download it using the default location, try one of the alternate download locations below:
Antivirus Security Pro removal using the retrieved activation key:
Video showing how to remove Antivirus Security Pro:
1. Wait until Antivirus Security Pro rogue Antivirus will finish it’s fake security scan and click on the “Remove Threats” button. You can also click on the “Buy full version” button in the lower right corner of the main window of this rogue program. In the opened window click on the “I already have activation key” button.
2. In the opened window enter the retrieved registry key: AF03E-A1B69411-5E496BEE-92A70D00-1AD697F6 This will trick Antivirus Security Pro into believing that you have already paid for the full version. This step makes the removal process of this rogue Antivirus program less complex, after entering this registry key Antivirus Security Pro will allow the execution of installed software (including Internet browsers) and you will be able to download anti-spyware software without many interruptions.
3. After enter this license key Antivirus Security Pro will generate a few messages to congratulate you register and will mimic the deletion process of previously detected malware and virus infections.
4. Notice that entering this retrieved activation key does not remove Antivirus Security Pro from your computer-it makes the removal process less complicated. To completely remove this rogue Antivirus from your computer download and install recommended anti-spyware software
Other tools, known to remove Antivirus Security Pro:
Manual removal of Antivirus Security Pro:
If you are not able to remove this fake Antivirus the application using the provided uninstallation instructions, you can use this manual removal guide. Use is at your own risk-if you do not have a strong computer knowledge you can damage your operating system. Use it only if you are an experienced computer user. (Instructions on how to end processes, remove registry entries…)
End these processes:
Remove these registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “WaDprnV7″ = “%AppData%\\. exe”HKEY_USERS\. DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\featurecontrol\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION “svchost. exe”HKEY_USERS\. DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “enablehttp1_1″ = ’1′HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “”
Delete these files:
%CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\%CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\DD1%CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7. exe%CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7. exe. manifest%CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7. ico%CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7kassgxDq. in%CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7kassgxDq. lg Download Removal Toolto remove Antivirus
General tips on removing Antivirus Security Pro:
*If you can’t download anti-spyware software: Click on the download link, when the save dialog opens change the file name (example: when you download mbam-setup. exe is renamed to iexplore. exe). * If you have installed anti-spyware program but you can not run it: Click Run, type% ProgramFiles% and press Enter. Open folder of your anti-spyware program, search for executable file and rename it. (example: Open Malwarebytes ‘ Anti-Malware folder, right click on the main executable file (mbam. exe) then click rename. Rename the mbam. exe to iexplore. exe, winlogon. exe firefox. exe. . . * If you cannot access your anti-spyware software, attempt to create a new user account: Click Start-> Settings-> Control panel. Click User Accounts and create a new account. Reboot your computer and log in using your newly created user account. * After this procedure, you must be able to access your anti-spyware programs. Update and run a full system scan.
Some malicious software changes browser settings and disabling downloads of spyware and virus removal software. If you have problems to download anti-spyware software to Internet Explorer, try downloading with Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc.
If you cannot access Internet:
Load your computer in safe mode. Click Start, click Shut down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer boot process press F8 key on your keyboard repeatedly until you see Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe mode with networking from the list.
Start Task manager. Press ctrl + alt + del (or ctrl + shift + esc) and end task the processes of rogue program. (if after this procedure you cannot access any programs press ctrl + alt + del, click File, click New Task, and type explorer. exe then press OK.
Open Internet explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options. Select Connections, then click LAN settings, if a Use a proxy server for your LAN is checked, uncheck it and press OK.
After this procedure, you must be able to access Internet. Now you can download anti-spyware software from our “Top spyware removal” section and run a full scan. Download, install and do not forget to update your selected anti-spyware program, then run a full system scan.